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1. Wood Dove - Performed by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
2. Archangel - Performed by Beck
3. Seeds - Performed by Alaska Reid and A. G. Cook
4. The Morning - Written by W.S. Merwin. Read by Danielle Haim
5. Fly On - Performed by Karen Elson
6. Fly Away (With the Songs) - Performed by Michael Rother & Vittoria Maccabruni
7. On the Wing - Performed by Jim James
8. Honey, in the Wild - Performed by Josh Kaufman feat. Annie Nero
9. Unbroken Wing - Performed by Mike Campbell
10. Migration of Birds - Written by Gary Snyder. Read by Wally Wolodarsky
11. May 18th 1929 Lost - Performed by Alex Somers


1. Bird Calling - Performed by Mark Ronson feat. Damon Albarn & Wale
2. One for Sorrow - Performed by UNKLE
3. Once Let Free - Performed by Emily Cross
4. Kyoto: March - Written by Gary Snyder. Read by Jelani Cobb
5. Sanctuary - Performed by Beach House
6. Welcome Morning - Written by Anne Sexton. Read by Natalie Bergman
7. Mine Is Not Your Beauty - Performed by Uwade
8. Birds for Phil - Performed by Spring Summer
9. Una Melodía - Performed by El Búho feat. Emilie Basez
10. Bone’s Lament - Performed by Darius Christian & Reginald Chapman
11. Nouns of Assemblage - Performed by Blake Mills
12. Elsewhere Bird - Performed by Richard Reed Parry
13. The Garden - Written by Mark Strand. Read by Tennessee Thomas


1. Counting Birds - Written by Jim Harrison. Read by Sean Penn
2. Kachofugetsu - Performed by Kaoru Watanabe
3. St. Francis and the Birds - Performed by Terry Riley
4. Birdsong - Performed by Tawiah
5. Crow Dialectic - Performed by Elliot Bergman
6. A Grandchild's Song for Robins in Year Two of Pandemic - Performed by Ray Young Bear
7. When the Birds Were Banished from the Palace - Written by Saoirse Stice. Read by Jack Kornfield
8. Birds Return - Performed by Hatis Noit
9. Salt Point - Performed by Tyondai Braxton
10. Forty Songs - Performed by Lee Ranaldo. Lyrics by Michael McClure
11. Wounded Bird - Performed by Kurt Vile


1. Cuckoo Song - Performed by Jarvis Cocker
2. Cuckoo Bird - Performed by Haden Triplets
3. Hummingbird - Written by Raymond Carver. Read by Donald Ray Pollock
4. Hum Hum Hum - Performed by Karen O
5. Whistling in the Dark - Performed by Molly Lewis
6. Sparrow - Written by Norman MacCaig. Read by Tilda Swinton
7. Oreals - Performed by Rudresh Mahanthappa
8. Fly Catcher - Performed by James McAlister
9. State Bird - Written by Ada Limón. Read by Mickey Sumner
10. The Calling - Performed by Nick Rhodes & Wendy Bevan
11. Bluebirds (2021 Acoustic Version) - Performed by Adam Green
12. Why Does the Girl Bird Sing - Performed by Suzzy Roche


1. Birdsong for Randy - Performed by Dan Deacon
2. When the Sun Explodes - Performed by Very Nice Person
3. Weird Bird - Written by Shel Silverstein. Read by Bobby Cannavale
4. And Your Bird Can Sing / The Birds Will Be Singing - Performed by Elvis Costello
5. Lucifer Hummingbird - Performed by The Flaming Lips
6. Who (Don't Look Back) - Performed by Andrew Wyatt
7. California Towhee - Written and read by Jonathan Franzen
8. Open Window - Performed by Michael Uzowuru
9. tori no uta - Performed by Aska Matsumiya
10. Two Arms - Performed by Le Ren
11. Sparrow, Sparrow, What Did You Say? - Written by Ada Limón. Read by Molly Rosen
12. Your Birthday at the Huntington - Performed by Mary Lattimore
13. Are We - Written and read by Jorie Graham


1. The Hawk & the Crow - Performed by Olivia Chaney
2. Bell Minor - Performed by Jeff Tweedy
3. Broom - Written by Jim Harrison. Read by Matthew McConaughey
4. Godswits - Performed by Mark Mulcahy
5. Red Tailed Hawk - Performed by Inara George and Van Dyke Parks
6. Great Blue Heron - Performed by Calexico
7. Trying To Get Out - Performed by Siddhartha Khosla
8. Hope Is a Feather - Performed by Ganavya
9. Birdsong - Performed by Ramesh & Jason Chronis
10. Black Cherries - Written by W.S. Merwin. Read by Alice Waters
11. Stations Parallel - Performed by Sam Prekop
12. Kwitaro Backbone - Performed by Shearwater


1. Wild Geese - Written by Mary Oliver. Read by Florence Welch
2. Overview - Performed by CUP (Yuka C. Honda & Nels Cline)
3. The Gospel of Oke - Performed by Ebe Oke
4. One Eye Open - Performed by Douglas Dare feat. EERA
5. Theme for Flight - Performed by Cecile Believe
6. Hyper Happy - Performed by Eleanor Friedberger
7. Good Bones - Written by Maggie Smith. Read by Natasha Lyonne
8. V Formation - Performed by Buzzy Lee
9. The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write - Written by Gregory Orr. Read by Ann Beattie
10. TINSELTOWN - Performed by Girlpool
11. If I Were a Kookaburra - Performed by Stephin Merritt
12. Ostrich Walk - Performed by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
13. The Hidden Singer - Written by Wendell Berry. Read by Bob Balaban
14. Birds and Piano - Performed by Michael Penn


1. A Dark Thing inside the Day - Written by Linda Gregg. Read by Robert Pattinson
2. Tomorrow - Performed by Hania Rani
3. In the Gale - Performed by Yo-Yo Ma. Composed by Anna Clyne
4. Winter’s Blessing - Written by John Kelly. Read by Brady Corbet
5. The Maddening Hour, or Ode to Owl - Performed by Isabella Summers
6. Evening Chorus (Live in the Bluebell Woods) - Performed by Cosmo Sheldrake
7. LSD - Written by Alex Dimitrov. Read by Jeff Goldblum
8. Strong but Fail - Performed by Roddy Bottum
9. Love High Noon - Performed by Claude Fontaine
10. Good To See - Performed by Seu Jorge & Flor
11. Wefoch (Birds) - Performed by Dexter Story
12. The Sparrow - Written by William Carlos Williams. Read by Tim Blake Nelson


1. Turiya (For the Birds remix) - Performed by Alice Coltrane
2. The Bird - Written and read by David Cale
3. Of Mere Being - Performed by Thomas Bartlett
4. Hanover Birds - Performed by Poppy Ackroyd
5. The Day Is Done - Written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Read by Chelsie Diane
6. Hymn for Four Birds - Performed by Paul Cantelon
7. Dawn Chorus - Performed by SQÜRL
8. Sonic Woodland: Dawn Chorus (excerpt) - Performed by Hidden Orchestra feat. Tim Southorn
9. Wild Swans - Written by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Read by Lorrie Moore
10. Birdies for RP - Performed by Emile Haynie
11. To the New Year - Written by W.S. Merwin. Read by Regina King

DISC: 10

1. The Conditional - Written by Ada Limón. Read by Wendell Pierce
2. Strictly for the Birds - Performed by Hawley & LOZAC'H
3. The Little Bird - Performed by Natalie Bergman
4. Pinions of a Dove - Performed by Rayna Gellert
5. Little Birdie - Performed by Loudon Wainwright III
6. Black Cherries - Written by W.S. Merwin. Read by Greta Gerwig
7. my dove, to sleep - Performed by Vanbur
8. Carolina Turtledove - Performed by Joachim Cooder
9. The Sandhill Cranes of Nebraska - Written by Billy Collins. Read by Conor Oberst
10. Thornbird - Performed by Daniel Lanois
11. Ka - Performed by Devendra Banhart
12. Highway Psithurism - Performed by Meg Baird
13. Far Rockaway - Performed by Stuart Bogie
14. Looking for Mushrooms at Sunrise - Written by W.S. Merwin. Read by Antonio Campos

DISC: 11

1. Seven in the Woods - Written by Jim Harrison. Read by Jason Schwartzman
2. 136 Syllables at Rocky Mountain Dharma Center - Written by Allen Ginsberg. Read by Larry Ratso Sloman
3. Perth to Melbourne - Performed by Stella Donnelly
4. Flight to the Sun - Performed by Koa Kalish
5. Skylark - Performed by Wyldest
6. They Ask Me - Written and read by Jorie Graham
7. For Octavia Butler - Performed by Atlas Sound & L’Rain
8. Pasadena Parrots - Performed by Adrock
9. Morning Maggie - Performed by Carla dal Forno
10. Noah's Raven - Written by W.S. Merwin. Read by John Burnham Schwartz
11. Diamond Dove - Performed by Gyða Valtýsdóttir
12. Kookaburra Boogie - Performed by Thurston Moore & Wobbly
13. Nightbird - Performed by Marcelo Zarvos
14. In May - Written by Adam Zagajewski. Read by Sandor Katz
15. For the Birds - Performed by Makaya McCraven

DISC: 12

1. Before the World - Performed by Laurie Anderson
2. Mr. Sparrow - Performed by John Cale
3. Dawn Revisited - Written and read by Rita Dove
4. Altamira Oriole - Performed by Woodkid
5. Baepholus - Performed by Ben Lukas Boysen
6. How Many Nights - Written by Galway Kinnell. Read by Michelle Williams
7. Goldfinch Yodel - Performed by Arthur Jeffes
8. Birds - Performed by Koreless
9. Feather - Performed by Masayoshi Fujita
10. Loon Song - Performed by Eluvium
11. Secret Life - Written by Li-Young Lee. Read by Nana Mensah
12. Arada - Performed by Meara O'Reilly

DISC: 13

1. Not-Yet - Written by Jane Hirshfield. Read by Victoria Legrand
2. Monteverde September 08 - Performed by The Album Leaf
3. Birdsong Call - Performed by Nick Zinner
4. Rare Birds - Performed by Andrew Bird
5. Bobcats, Beetles, Owls - Written by Jane Hirshfield. Read by Jane Alexander
6. Diary - Performed by Juliette Commagere
7. Cuckoo - Performed by Sam Amidon
8. Sorrow Is Not My Name - Written by Ross Gay. Read by Suzan-Lori Parks
9. County Route 41 - Performed by Cassandra Jenkins
10. Birdsong - Performed by Steve Gunn

DISC: 14

1. Bye Bye Birdy - Performed by Mark Mothersbaugh
2. The Sparrows of Butyrka - Written by Irena Ratushinskaya. Read by George Saunders
3. Alula - Performed by GEORGIA
4. Mourning Dove in Buoyancy - Performed by Haley Fohr feat. Rob Frye
5. The Ayaymama Bird - Performed by Elvis Perkins
6. Boy With a Headset - Written and read by Edward Hirsch
7. Wild Birds in an Imagined Canoga Park With Lakes and Trees in Place of Streets and Buildings - Performed by Carlos Niño
8. Intone - Performed by Midori Hirano
9. In Wiry Winter - Written by James Schuyler. Read by Graydon Carter
10. Avi Sinistra - Performed by ROB
11. Central Park - Performed by Doug Wieselman
12. Birdy - Performed by Daniel Blumberg & Billy Steiger
13. BIRDSLAND - Performed by Arturo O'Farrill
14. To This May - Written by W.S. Merwin. Read by Cazzie David

DISC: 15

1. Aure, Deh, Per Piertà - Performed by Anthony Roth Costanzo
2. Hope Is a Thing With Feathers - Performed by Angela McCluskey & The Cantelon Ensemble
3. Coming - Written by Philip Larkin. Read by Sam Mendes
4. Many Worlds - Performed by Robert Ames
5. I Put on My Fur Coat - Written by Jane Wong. Read by Sofia Subercaseaux
6. Planeaciones - Performed by Angélica Negrón
7. Wingspan - Performed by Briana Marela
8. Poems - Written by Ruth Stone. Read by Edwina von Gal
9. Jacob Riis - Stuart Bogie and Domenica Fossati. Performed by Domenica Fossati
10. Used Beak - Performed by Craig Wedren
11. ‘sweet spring is your - Written by E. E. Cummings. Read by John Lithgow
12. Pettirosso - Daniele Luppi. Performed by Giacomo Bianchi

DISC: 16

1. Voice & Birds - Performed by Anton Pearson (Squid)
2. Lies About Sea Creatures - Written by Ada Limón. Read by Olivia Wilde
3. The Owl of Cranston - Performed by Julian Lage & Bill Frisell
4. Tanager Time - Performed by Mac McCaughan
5. Montezuma Oropendola - Performed by Chris Watson
6. In the World - Written by Brigid Lowry. Read by Toni Collette
7. Tweetstorm - Performed by Chilly Gonzales
8. Abide - Written by Jake Adam York. Read by Jarvis Cocker
9. Keep Me Warm (Crèche) - Performed by Julia Holter
10. Migration - Performed by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
11. Kría - Performed by Jana Winderen
12. The Wild Geese - Written by Wendell Berry. Read by Michael Pollan

DISC: 17

1. For the Robin on My Porch - Written by Andrea Potos. Read by Bette Midler
2. May Birds - Performed by Nico Muhly
3. Etude No. 2 (Thomas Bartlett remix) - Composed by Philip Glass. Performed by Maki Namekawa
4. Beginning - Written by W.S. Merwin. Read by Stephen Park
5. Passerine - Performed by Balmorhea
6. Here - Written by Kim Addonizio. Read by Odessa Young
7. Mourning Dove - Performed by Holland Andrews
8. One Heart - Written by Li-Young Lee. Read by Christiane Amanpour
9. Perched - Performed by Anna Clyne feat. Nathalie Joachim
10. Syrinx - Performed by Daniel Thorne
11. Toy Boat - Written and read by Ocean Vuong

DISC: 18

1. I was popular in certain circles… - Written and read by Gabrielle Calvocoressi
2. Strange Signals From Jerry the Wood Pigeon - Performed by Peter Broderick
3. Birdbrain - Performed by David Van Tieghem
4. Ode to the Hummingbird - Written by Pablo Neruda. Read by Daryl Hannah
5. Bells and Birds - Performed by Alexandre Desplat
6. Skylarks & Magpies - Performed by Bibio
7. End-of-Summer Haibun - Written by Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Read by Winslow Bright
8. Screech for Scratch - Performed by Annie Gosfield
9. Rørsanger - Performed by David Rothenberg and Benedicte Maurseth
10. Sandpiper - Written by Elizabeth Bishop. Read by Michael Keaton
11. Silver Horns - Performed by Sarah Davachi

DISC: 19

1. An Exercise in Love - Written by Diane Di Prima. Read by Riley Keough
2. Brown Thrasher - Performed by Animal Collective
3. Chant for the Swinging Swallows - Performed by My Cat Is An Alien
4. Coast - Written by Alice Jones. Read by Grace Gummer
5. In Her Secret Garden - Performed by Julianna Barwick
6. emu808 - Performed by Sam Gendel
7. Now Is the Time - Performed by Money Mark
8. Cocoa Morning - Written by Bob Kaufman. Read by Adrien Brody
9. Calthra - Performed by Tommy Guerrero
10. Morning Rituals - Performed by Shabaka Hutchings feat. Esperanza Spalding
11. Redbird Love - Written and read by Joy Harjo
12. The Ruined Spring - Performed by Zander Schloss

DISC: 20

1. I Love You Earth (Thomas Bartlett remix) - Performed by ANOHNI & YOKO ONO
2. Murmuration - Performed by Robert M Thomas x Daisy Chute
3. St Kevin and the Blackbird - Written by Seamus Heaney. Read by Liam Neeson
4. Thirow Dio - Performed by Mamadou Kelly
5. Grus Grus - Performed by Evan Parker & John Coxon
6. Star and Crescent - Written by Kenneth Rexroth. Read by Elliot Bergman
7. Mockingbird Song - Performed by Saunder Jurriaans & Danny Bensi
8. Morning Calls - Performed by Carter Burwell
9. [“Always in the distance”] - Written by Wendell Berry. Read by Randall Poster
10. [“The cherries turn ripe, ripe,”] - Written by Wendell Berry. Read by Lili Taylor
11. Serenade at 2 - Performed by Anne Müller
12. paired: unpaired - Music by Oliver Coates. Performed by Rosa Arnold and Jeanita Vriens of the Ragazze Quartet
13. Re: Happiness, in Pursuit Thereof - Written by C. D. Wright. Read by Hailey Benton Gates

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Downtown Records present, The Bird Song Project "For The Birds: The Birdsong Project". An art-filled, 20LP box set including over 200 tracks of original music and bird-related poetry. Proceeds from the sale of this collection and supporting events will be dedicated to the protection of birds and the habitats they need, today, tomorrow, and for all our futures. Specifically it will go to the National Audubon Society.

The Birdsong Project is a community dedicated to the protection of bird life, and to the celebration of the joy and mysteries of birdsong. We believe that birds - no matter feather or flock - are precious and inspiring and fundamental to our world. That a world without birds would be a world without freedom and flight and song. We believe birds matter, are endangered and need our help. 


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